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Cineraria 3

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 8 March 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Hope you aren't getting tired of Cinerarias!

The opening reception for the photo exhibit in which I have 3 images was last night and it was a lot of fun. One more venue for sharing my photos.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 100 100 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
Artist Connection .

- Orange Dahlia
- Pumpkin Light
- Swallowtail Butterfly
- Sunrise in Window
- Wisteria
- Geese Crossing Road
- Moon [

Steve from Camdenton, United States

Nice shot! Great single flower in the foreground with a wonderful dof. Learning a lot from your compositions.

8 Mar 2009 5:21am

@Steve: Thank you, Steve. I've been working on having color in the BG with selective focus on the flowers.

zOOm from Paris, France

We're in a blue tone... its's so peaceful and fresh... you really manage the dof with perfection.

8 Mar 2009 9:08am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I just love the colors! So soft and beautiful!

8 Mar 2009 11:04am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This is similar to the first one. The second still is the one I like the most.

8 Mar 2009 11:35am

Sue from Paducah, United States

congratulations on the reception and gallery showing. And I'm confident your images were very well received!!! You have quite an outstanding collection of images that could (and should) be shared with great pride.

8 Mar 2009 11:41am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful shot - no I am not getting tired of this fantastic flower (or your captures!!). Glad your exhibition went well - it must have been fun!!

8 Mar 2009 11:57am

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

This is so lovely! Great selective focus!

8 Mar 2009 1:36pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece


8 Mar 2009 3:03pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Great capture. Good DOF!

8 Mar 2009 4:04pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

A wonderful wash of blue here . . blues seems a restful color.

8 Mar 2009 5:55pm

edvatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

Looks like you worked the Cineraria pretty thoroughly there at Longwood, Anita. I like the sharp flower subject against diffuse flower background a lot. I started to play around with that approach last fall before running out of flower season. I am wondering how this would have worked as a vertical as there is a lot of room to the right as presented.

8 Mar 2009 6:47pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Just beautiful I like the way the coulour is repeated in the background

8 Mar 2009 11:18pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Exquisite and so romantic.

9 Mar 2009 2:34am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States


9 Mar 2009 10:08am

David R. Ross from Bryn Mawr, PA, United States

I've been flipping back and forth between Cineraria 1 and 3. Both are stimulating, but on the whole I prefer having the softer background reinforce the foreground flower (3).

I see the point about the lack of blue to the left suggesting a vertical composition, but I'm fond of the way you feature flowers entering stage left in these horizontal shots.

9 Mar 2009 10:28am

1/80 second
ISO 100
100 mm